Cooking for van life is similar to camping, but has its own unique challenges. The van we rented had a very small fridge (you can read more about the experience here), so we had to choose our refrigerated items with care. Below, I’m featuring the four dinners we made in the van. They were all… Read more »
Here at Dirty Dish Club, we love the outdoors. A lot of our best food has been inspired by our adventures. Like many of you, big adventures got put on pause due to the pandemic. With the ability for our adults to get vaccinated though, the possibilities began to open up again and we began… Read more »
Hello! It’s been awhile since we’ve done one of these posts. We’ve been busy with then end of school and then busy with all things summer. Here are some of the highlights of things we’ve eaten these last two months. This has been a season of quick meals hardly worth mentioning and celebratory gatherings (thanks,… Read more »
It’s about time I did another meal round-up. Here are some of the things we’ve eaten recently.
This week we’ve got the whole gamut: traditional Easter dinner complete with ham, veggie burgers, epic s’mores, and a vegan dinner.
I am so excited that it’s getting warm enough to camp again! Below are the meals we ate for our most recent backpacking trip – a three day, two night affair in Canyonlands.
We start the next dish details round-up with a meal you’ve already seen here before. (Full disclosure, I am eating a microwaved chimichanga from the freezer section while I type this. Not all our meals are well-rounded or glamorous.)
Back in February of 2020, we went on a spectacular trip to Costa Rica. I’ve thought about that trip a lot over the last year. We’d initially thought about going over our kids’ spring break in late March, but the cheapskates in us decided to just take the kids out of school and go when… Read more »
Real Raspberry Lemonade
When I was a kid in Las Vegas my Grandpa Tick would take me on hot summer days to go pick fruit. We’d drive all over town to visit friends of his who grew figs, pomegranates, and lemons. Since I was young and spry, I got to climb the trees to retrieve the fruit and Grandpa would hold… Read more »
High Altitude Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake
It just so happens that Noel is a fire building, tent erecting, hardcore hiking Scoutmaster. He takes all that manly skill, plus years of our kids conditioning him to be nonreactive to whining, and tries to inspire his suburban troops (all three of them) to try and like being outdoors, even just a little bit…. Read more »
Whole Wheat Brown Sugar Cinnamon Pop Tarts
Maybe I was a strange kid, but I didn’t really like Pop-Tarts growing up. I guess even back then I had a hint of good taste. There was one exception though. While I shunned Pop-Tarts ranging from strawberry to S’mores I could never turn down a brown sugar cinnamon Pop-Tart. There was just something about… Read more »
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Smoothie
I may be a little smitten with this smoothie. It reminds me of a peanut butter cup, but it’s healthier and therefore appropriate to eat pretty much whenever you feel like it. I whip it up after a morning workout, as a midday pick-me-up, or as an evening snack to pacify my sweet tooth. I have… Read more »
Dutch Oven Triple Berry Hazelnut Crumb Pie
Originally, the thought of making a pie while camping summoned up terrible visions of rolling out pie crust on a splintery picnic table splattered with bird poop and the remnants of someone else’s meal. The image was so clear in my brain that when Noel found a dutch oven pie recipe that didn’t even involve traditional… Read more »
Dutch Oven Cooking Basics
Dutch oven cooking can be intimidating. We got one for a wedding gift and it was quite a while before we could do more than a cake-mix-and-canned-peaches cobbler. Now it’s our favorite way to cook while car camping (not backpacking for obvious reasons) or on a hot summer day to keep the house from heating… Read more »
Camp Kitchen Series – Camp Kitchen 101
When we got married we registered at two places: Target and REI. We figured between the two we had all our bases covered. (We’re the kind of people who value backpacking gear over fancy dinnerware.) We’d both done a lot of camping with family and friends, Noel’s an Eagle Scout and my parents started taking me… Read more »
And the Winner Is . . .
It was a stiff competition, but today we chose a winner with the help of random.org. The winner is commenter number two, or Serin! Congrats, Serin! I’ll make sure those covers find their way to you. To those of you that visited, but didn’t comment, please don’t be shy in the future! We’d love to… Read more »
Earth Day Giveaway!
Happy Earth Day! You may have caught onto the vibe that we have a few hippie tendencies. What can we say, we’re soft on the outside, but crunchy on the inside. In honor of Earth Day I’d like to share some of our favorite ways to “go green” in the kitchen.
Golden Oreos With Raspberry Cream Cheese Frosting
We were recently lucky enough to be singled out by a fun little virus that sent several in our family reeling through all the symptoms treatable by Pepto Bismol. Suffice it to say, food didn’t really sound good for awhile. As we’ve slowly returned to normal life and regained our appetites, these cookies were one… Read more »